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Fresno State's Derek Carr decides not to throw at combine

Fresno State QB Derek Carr will not throw at the NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday.

While he will do other drills at the combine, Carr will wait to throw until Fresno State's pro day, which is scheduled for March 20.

Rapoport reported that Carr set his calendar before the Reese's Senior Bowl, which was deemed the most important event. With two and a half weeks between the Senior Bowl and the combine, then only three weeks before Fresno's pro day, he worked toward both those events. Because he received positive evaluations after the Senior Bowl, there wasn't a need to deviate from those plans.

Carr is considered at the top of the second tier of quarterbacks, behind the top tier of Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel. In a conference call Tuesday, NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock said Carr fits into the end of the first round.

Carr, who measured 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds at the Senior Bowl, threw for 5,083 yards and 50 TDs in 2013. He has a strong arm, but some analysts have questioned his footwork and downfield accuracy. In addition, he took the vast majority of his snaps at Fresno State in the shotgun and isn't used to lining up under center.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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